Another Very. Busy. Week. has passed at Free Bikes 4 Kidz. Donations continued as another 50 bikes rolled into the warehouse, and nearly 50 volunteers spent over 200 hours refurbishing bikes.
Just under a third of the way through our 10-week campaign, we have refurbished over a third of the bikes that have been donated to us so far this year. We’ve finished all the bikes smaller than 16”, and are well into the stock of over 300 16” bikes—perfect for first graders!
We can’t rest yet though, since there are close to a thousand bikes left to clean and repair, including all 500 of the multi-speed bikes that take longer to fix.
We’ve sent the word to our partners—schools, nonprofits, social services organizations—to begin identifying the 1500 or so local children in need who will be receiving bikes and helmets on December 11. If your organization would like to participate, go here to start the process: https://fb4kmaryland.org/apply/ If your child needs a bike, contact one of these organizations and ask them to work with us.
We can still use your help! Whatever your bicycle knowledge, join us at any of our shifts Mondays through Fridays from 3 PM to 6 PM, Saturdays from Noon to 6 PM, and extra shifts Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9 PM. It’s a great community service, and you’ll help put smiles on hundreds of children’s faces this December! Sign up here: fb4kmaryland.org/volunteer/